I definitely need to blog about the LA Marathon, but I’m single parenting tonight and that’s enough to think about. Instead, I need to get on with the trunk reviews from February! If only I didn’t want to use the stuff before I wrote about it, these would happen a lot sooner.
This month’s BarkBox was especially good for my household, because it is mostly treats. As part of Huck’s new training regimen, he’s getting a lot of snacks – broken into the teeny, tiniest of bits, don’t worry – so I was counting on BarkBox to save me a couple of trips to the pet store. They totally delivered! The February haul, in all its glory:
- Harry Barker Cotton Rope Tug and Toss toy. Cooper is a huge fan of these rope toys. The only problem is that he grabs it by the handle, turns in circles and shakes his head as hard as possible, thereby knocking himself silly about the ears repeatedly. I’m actually kind of worried that one day he’ll do serious damage to his poor little brains. He’s never allowed to have it without supervision, but that doesn’t matter. He steals it, runs off and proceeds to whack himself with it.
- Complete Natural Nutrition Cheese Please dog treats. I’m sorry, but “Complete Natural Nutrition” is a HORRIBLE name for any kind of company, especially one devoted to dog and cat snacks. While I realize that there’s a whole new wave of pet owners looking for nutrition supplements, I hardly think this is going to reel them in. It definitely wouldn’t work on me! The Cheese Please treats were a big hit with the boys, though. I mixed them in with some plain Jane dog biscuits and kibble to make everything smell cheesy and it totally worked! Huck, in particular, was way more motivated by cheese-scented kibble.
- Max & Ruffy’s 24 Carob Gold: Strawberry and Carob flavor. See? Max & Ruffy’s. That’s the kind of thing you name your high-end pet food brand. Cooper wasn’t sure about these at first, but he dutifully took one and chewed it up. Normally he gulps stuff right down, so I’m pretty sure he’s not giving these his seal of approval. I’m going to try the cheese approach and see if he likes them better if they smell different. Huck was being scared of something when I was doling these out, so he hasn’t weighed in yet.
- Heartland Premium angus tendons. No website. Internet! Why you fail me? This is a no-brainer. Cooper loves, loves, loves these things. He will destroy one in five minutes, and then lay back on the rug and sigh contentedly. This has been his special treat while I’m giving Huck all those other snacks in the other room.
- Baker’s Best Wild Pacific Maple-Glazed Salmon and Blueberry treats. Another weird brand without a website. Or, maybe, since it’s Canadian it’s not showing in my Google search? I’m not sure that makes any sense. At any rate, we haven’t tried these yet. My dogs love fish, though, so I’m expecting them to be a big hit.
I can’t believe I still have the February Taste Trunk to get to! Since I ordered Joel a special Valentine’s box from them, we had an over-abundance of sweets at our house last month. It took a bit of time to get through them, but we popped open the last chocolate bar last week. Review soon!